Srinagar Tourism
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Srinagar Tourism

Srinagar Info

  • State: Jammu & Kashmir
  • Famous for/as: Hill
  • Altitude: 1585 m
  • Pincode: 190001
  • District: Srinagar
  • Language: Hindi,Urdu
  • STD code: 0194
  • Weather: Summer 14 to 30°C, Winter -2 to 14°C

History of Srinagar

Srinagar being the summer capital of the state of Jammu and Kashmir is situated on the banks of Jhelum River. The city of Srinagar is one of India’s popular tourist attractions because of its historic gardens, beautiful houseboats, meandering river and pleasant climate. Srinagar is packed with enthralling valleys and surrounded by lush green hills.

The city of Srinagar was founded almost 2000 years ago, by King Pravarasena II. After the emergence of Mauryan Empire, they took over Kashmir and the then Mauryan emperor, Ashoka introduced Buddhism in Srinagar. After the rule of Mauryas, Srinagar was under the influence of many other territories, religions and political backgrounds.

People and Culture of Srinagar

Srinagar has a blend of many religion and culture. Though Islam is the most prevalent religion in Srinagar, Hinduism and Buddhism are also widespread in the city. Kashmiri language is widely spoken and the Kashmiri Pandits speak in Hindi.

Ramzan, Eid, Kheer Bhawani Festival, Navroz and many other festivals are celebrated with great pomp and show. Tulip Festival is also the main festival that is celebrated here.

Things to Do in Srinagar

There are many places to see in Srinagar and hence the city has lots of tourists all year round. Dal Lake, popularly called ‘Srinagar’s Jewel’ is one of the popular sightseeing in Srinagar. The placid Dal Lake is famous for its houseboats and it acts like a mirror to the misty snow capped Peak of Pir Panjal Mountains. Mughal Gardens is one of the must visit Srinagar attractions. The garden has fountains, flower beds and terraced lawns which make it all the more pretty.

From the list of places to visit in Srinagar, Amarnath Cave is one of the prime attractions. Said to be 5000 years old, the cave is dedicated to Lord Shiva and one of the religious places for the Hindus. Other Srinagar places to visit are Yousmarg, Shankaracharya Temple and Nishat Bagh. The list never really ends when it comes to Srinagar tourist places.

Food and Shopping  in Srinagar

Besides Srinagar sightseeing, there are other things to do in Srinagar. When it comes to food, Sheermal and Baqerkhani are must haves. These breads are served in almost all bakeries around Srinagar. You must also not leave the city without having tasted the traditional meal of Srinagar called Wazawan.

For all those who are into shopping, Srinagar has lots in store for you. Pashmina shawls, handmade carpets, papier mache products, antiques, saffron are some of the must buys from the city. Many of the shops in the main city of Srinagar sell these items.

Accommodation  in Srinagar

For transport options and how to reach Srinagar, travellers have lots of alternatives! One can choose to travel to Srinagar by train, by flight, by bus or by train depending on your budget and preferences. There is no scarcity of accommodation in Srinagar as well. One can opt to stay in the famous houseboats or accommodate in hotels, guesthouses or resorts. There are a number of hotels in Srinagar that are in close vicinity of famous places in Srinagar. Plan Srinagar tour early this season and book a place of accommodation well in advance.



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Braham prakash

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  • Braham prakash
  • 2 Reviews

"Awesome Place" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Today
It was a very nice place to visit.
Gardens in Srinagar full of greenary.
In these gardens you will find different type of flowers and different kind of fruit trees specially "Lohkat" which is full of juice into it.
Roses in these gardens were above my expectations very large and beautiful.
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Alka kumar

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  • Alka kumar
  • 3 Reviews
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"Srinagar visit" new review

  • 3.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Much hyped but nothing great about the place. Usual crowded and dirty and unkempt city. Totally a Muslim area. Transport is expensive. Not much choice of food available. Only Kashmiri non veg is popular. No South Indian or continental food. Artefacts are extremely expensive. Scenic beauty is better in Utterances and North East. Gulmarg and Pahalgam areas are stinking with horse dung. Plus nothing recreational except spend money in going to heights and watching mountains. Tourism department has not done anything.
Not recommended. It's a waste of trip, energy and money.
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Kumar sanjay

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  • Kumar sanjay
  • 1 Review
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"Wonderful experience." new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Srinagar airport is 2nd finest airport in world. Extremely good experience to fly with spicejet. Sikara riding is very good. All garden is superb. Gulmerg and sonemerg is very fine for ice game. Beauty of Dul lake is attractive. Local good specially non-veg is very tastey.
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Adib ahmed

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  • Adib ahmed
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"An awesome place to stay in Srinagar"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
I have stayed in this Houseboat for 2 weeks and I have an good stay there. The staff are good and very friendly. The Houseboat is in very good, safe place and have a good point view of Dal lake. The rooms are clean and well maintained. I will recommend this Houseboat to all the tourists Coming in Srinagar.
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Neha Meena

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  • Neha Meena
  • Lives in Indore
  • 1 Review
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"My all time favourite - Kashmir"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Kashmir is the most beautiful place.. I loved the peaceful stay in houseboat.. Early morning vegetable market is must visit where you can see lots of shikaras in one place.. Shikara ride in Dal lake is very romantic.. People are very sweet here.. You can visit the most beautiful Tulip garden in April.. It is very big garden and lots of variety of tulip in one place.. Must visit.
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Husain sabir

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  • Husain sabir
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"Too Worth for money and time."

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
We went Srinagar stayed in Hotel Basera Residency, worthfull hotel, want to rate it more than 3 star. Staff were too cooperative.
Then had been to Gulmarg, local gardens, sonmarg, yousmarg. We stayed there 5 nights 6 days.
Then had been to Pahalgaam lived 3 days
Mini Switzerland is too lookable,
We took horse rides, too much adventuring ride.
We did white water rafting, too good
One of the best trip we had is KASHMIR.
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Vipul shah

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  • Vipul shah
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"Vipulnshah"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Srinagar is good place for sight seeing and shopping of kashmiri specialities.
Gardens are good. Best season can be may june and oct nov. Tow trips are requirwd to enjoy the beauty of summer and winer which jas two different great experience. People I Srinagar are quiet cooperative.
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Rekha Aggarwal

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  • Rekha Aggarwal
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"Jannat"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Srinagar world k best tourist places me no. 1 h .. Srinagar jannat h .. Yaha jitna sukun vatavaran kahi NHI .. Hume naaz h k Humare pass bi jannat h .. I love this destination .. Mujhe jb bi ghumne ka mauka milega to me kudrat ki is jannat me hi Jana chaunga .. Yaha ki ****, Yaha k pahar, behti Nadia, man ko moh leti h .. Zindagi ko jeena chahte ho to Srinagar jao .. Bheed- bhad wali Zindagi SE kuch din't peecha chudakar Chen ki saas leni ho to Srinagar Jana chaiye
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Suman Kashyap

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  • Suman Kashyap
  • Lives in Srinagar
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  • 3 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  472 readers

"A must experience"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Rightly is Kashmir heaven on Earth. Srinagar being capital of Kashmir lies in the heart of the valley. It has many beautiful gardens worth visiting and tourist places. There are lakes passing through Srinagar- Dal, Nigeen, Jhelum. We began from the tourist reception centre situated near Lalo Chowk where you can get easily some vehicle or tourist guide if you want.

The SHANKARACHARYA temple on the mountain is the shiva temple located on the boulevard road near the Dal Gate. The view from the top is so mesmerizing and is something one must experience in their lifetime.

Then along the same road comes three garden on the slope-

BOTANICAL GARDEN with full greenary and covering a large area. When you cover some more distance on the sloping side from this garden you reach CHASHME-SHAHI which is another tourist attraction with natural water fountains. There is SHALIMAR BAGH ahead on the same slope.

There is a tulip garden, another pleasing sight but it is opened for tourists for only few months of year from April- June depending on weather conditions.

There are many other gardens to be visited which are magically beautiful as NISHAT GARDEN and MUGHAL GARDEN.

Don't forget to go for ride drive in Dal lake or in Nigeen lake. There is a whole city established in the Dal lake with all living within the houseboats. You will find Meena bazar with various Kashmir special products there itself.

You can go for Heritable Dargah situated near Kashmir University with Dal lake at its front. It fills you with great peace and internal satisfaction.

In case you want to go for good vegetarian food you can go to Krishna Dhaba at Dal lake or there are many good restaurants at Lalo Chowk you may try them.

I would suggest everyone to atleast plan once a trip to this beautiful place.
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Master Showkat

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  • Master Showkat
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"Royal pearl hotel is one of the best hotel in srin"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Royal pearl hotel is one of the best hotel in Srinagar. There are available much more facalities than other hotels. There are transport, parking, WiFi internet and much more facalities, offers also available hear in toursit seasons. It is well known in india.
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